Written by Joe Hill (known for the comic series Locke and Key along with some snazzy prose books) this is at first glance a tale about youthful hope and all sweet about a man discovering his powers and coming of age etc. etc. However, the incredibly dark twist at the end makes this really cool and has me interested in the upcoming mini-series spinning out of this starting in July.Our protagonist is named Eric, he played superheroes as a kid with his friend but was severely injured. However, an old blanket that was made into a cape gives him the ability to fly. So, he goes...and I don't want to spoil it. Basically, its about this guy who is quite miserable and has failed with his girlfriend, getting a job or otherwise having a productive life. However, when he discovers the super-powers the cape gives him, us readers know that is all going to change. Well, things do change, but not how you would necessarily expect. I'll give you hint about how things end: Keep in mind writer Joe Hill writes a lot of dark horror in his comics and books.
4 out of 5 stars.